Leadership Summit
June 7-9, 2019

New Location! Embassy Suites & Convention Center, St. Charles, MO

View the 2019 Leadership Summit Tentative Agenda

 Join your colleagues for sessions focused on governance leadership issues. Tentative topics include: 

  • Building Systems of Support for Continuous Improvement 
  • “What We Have Here Is Failure to Communicate “
  • 2019 Legislative Session Roundup 
  • Application & Follow-Up Discussion on Creating Trauma Informed Schools 
  • Local Implementation of Systems of Support for Continuous Improvement 
  • Are You an Effective Advocate? 
  • Shining a Light on Sunshine Law Challenges 
  • ESSA Reporting Requirements 
  • Sharpening Your Governance Tools 
  • New Board Member Roundtable 
  • Student Voice in Governance 

Schedule At-A-Glance 

Friday, June 7 
New Board Member CBM Essential Training 
(No cost but registration required) 

Governance Team Pre-Conference: What is Your District’s Story 
(register through Leadership Summit) 

Board Secretary Basics 
(separate registration required) 

Board President Roundtable 
(No cost but registration required through Leadership Summit) 

Saturday, June 8 
General Session 
Concurrent Sessions 
Awards Luncheon 
Concurrent Sessions
Delegate Assembly 
Celebrating Students Reception 

Sunday, June 9 
Breakfast & General Session 


Melissa Sadin, Ed.D.
Executive Director, Ducks & Lions: Trauma Sensitive Resources & Program Director, Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools for the Attachment & Trauma Network

Dr. Sadin has served as a special education teacher and building administrators. She is currently working as a director of special education. Publicly, Dr. Sadin has been vice-president of her local school board, is on the Board of Directors of the Attachment & Trauma Network and serves as the director of the Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools Program.  She has conducted research on the perceptions of teachers working to create trauma-informed classrooms.  Dr. Said in a published author and has produced numerous webinars on children with attachment trauma in schools.  Currently, Dr. Sadin works as an education consultant and developmental trauma expert providing professional development to school districts, municipal service providers and parents.  As an adoptive mother, Dr. Sadin provides first-hand expertise in her work with adoptive parents at conferences and in other formal and informal settings.  Her book, Teachers’ Guide to Trauma has recently been released.


Embassy Suites by Hilton
Two Convention Center Plaza
St. Charles, MO 63303

Embassy Suite Room Rate is $154.00 plus taxes (room rate expires May 7, 2019)

You can call the Embassy Suites reservations line at 800-560-7782 or book online through their website, using the group code ‘MBA’.


Leadership Summit registration – $170 (cutoff May 27)
Onsite registration – $200
Guest Awards Luncheon Ticket – $40
Guest Reception Ticket – $25
Guest Sunday Breakfast Ticket – $35
Governance Team Pre-Conference – $60
Board President Roundtable – $0

Register Now

Photos from 2018 Leadership Summit

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Jamie Fessler – Manager, Conferences and Events
573-445-9920, ext. 303

Information for Delegates
2018 Leadership Summit
2018 Advanced CBM2018 Distinguished Certified Board Member
2018 Master CBM2018 Governance Team Award
2018 Advanced and Master Certification2018 Outstanding Boards of Education Award